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Royal Society Southern Highland Branch – Lecture Series
The 2019 lecture series gets underway on Thursday 21st February with Guest Speaker, Professor Rodney Croft UOW.
Topic: “Non Ionisation Electromagnetic Radiation on our health”
Professor Rodney Croft is head of Illawarra Health & Medical Research Institute, University of Wollongong, Australia School of Psychology.
Non-ionising electromagnetic fields are generated both naturally and by man-made technologies such as mains power transmission, FM radio, TV broadcasts, mobile phones and associated base stations. Related to this there has been substantial concern within the community regarding the possibility that exposure to such fields may be hazardous to health. Indeed the International Association for Research into Cancer classified exposure due to fields from both mains power transmission and mobile phone handsets as ‘2B’, or ‘Possibly carcinogenic to humans’. This presentation will focus primarily on radiofrequency fields, such as those emitted by mobile phones and base stations, and provide some background to these issues, a summary of the research findings to date, and conclusions regarding whether such electromagnetic fields are hazardous to health.
For more information, speaker profiles and details of our talks go to Royalsocietyhighlands.org.au
Electromagnetic radiation from wifi, mobile phones, overhead power lines, microwaves etc. is an issue of health concern for our community and our future.
DATE: February 21st 2019
VENUE: Mittagong RSL – Joadja/Nattai rooms, 1st Floor – doors open at 6.00pm
PRICES: Non-members $10, members $5, teachers and students free.
Following the lecture, there will be a dinner with the speaker, open to all members and non members.
ESSENTIAL EMPLOYMENT & TRAINING
We are a well-established not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting people with a disability. Our offices in the Illawarra and across NSW offer a variety of programs including life and employability skills training and employment services.
Freecall: 1800 634 728
Phone: 1800 NDIS2U
TIME TO UNPLUG AND RECONNECT
There’s more in you than you know…
Outward Bound Australia is an independent, not-for-profit outdoor education organisation that exists to empower people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as individuals and future leaders. The Navigator program uses the wilderness and adventure based activities to build integrity, responsibility, resilience and compassion in 15-17 year olds. The core outcome is Striving To Be The Best You Can Be.
For more information or to register online go to http://www.outwardbound.org.au/courses/navigator/
We have also released some excellent footage of some of the activities undertaken on our programs: http://on.fb.me/1EchHhQ
Click here to view current youth program dates and fees.
www.outwardbound.org.au 1800 267 999
PROTECTING AUSTRALIAN CHILDREN ONLINE
Australian children, parents and guardians have a place to report serious online bullying following the official launch of the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner…
Read the full media release | For more information visit: www.esafety.gov.au
IS IT A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS? – A guide for parents…
From The Office of the Children’s Guardian…
As a parent or carer you play an important role in making sure your kids are spending time in places that are safe. This guide will help you look out for ‘child safe’ places.
Download the guide… | Visit: www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au
FREE interactive online learning courses by Black Dog Institute
Building good mental health in young people…
Black Dog Institute in partnership with nib foundation are proud to announce the availability of three new interactive online learning courses about mental health. These resources have been designed to support Black Dog Institute’s HeadStrong School Curriculum Resource for teaching about mental health.
Download flyer for details…
To access the courses, please go to: www.blackdoglms.com
For more information, go to: www.headstrong.org.au
MSC Mission Outreach Newsletter
Please view or download the latest newsletter online at http://australia.mscmission.org/mission-outreach
When school is a long way from home…
When school is a long way from home
Transport for NSW provides a subsidy for eligible families towards the costs of driving students to school…
Visit transport.nsw.gov.au/pvc to find out more…